SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California

November 14, 2006 14:49 ET

Auto Club: Monthly Gas Price Falls 14 Cents

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 --Despite price increases of three to eight cents during the past week, the average price of a gallon of gasoline dropped in most Southern California communities between October and November, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California November average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.498, compared to $2.634 on Oct. 10. Since setting a record high of $3.417 on May 16, the average price of regular gasoline has fallen 92 cents in the Southland.

"Prices in California have risen somewhat in the past week due to refinery maintenance and subsequent reduced production in the state," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "Oil continues to trade at or below $60 per barrel."

Statewide, the average price for November is $2.475, down from $2.595 in October. The lowest average price in the state is in La Habra, where regular is selling for $2.320. Santa Barbara reports the state's highest average price at $2.790.

Nationally, the average price is $2.229, down slightly from $2.232 in October. The state with the highest gas price average is Hawaii at $2.859. New Jersey has the lowest average price of $2.046.

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:

                        Nov. 14   Oct. 10   Nov. 14   Oct. 10
County/City               Reg       Reg       Prem      Prem
Imperial County
El Centro                2.683     2.571     2.949     2.899

Inyo County
Bishop                   2.552     2.641     2.669     2.619

Kern County
Bakersfield              2.493     2.487     2.699     2.659
Ridgecrest               2.574     2.669     2.612     2.652

Los Angeles County
Alhambra                 2.380     2.631     2.563     2.789
Arcadia                  2.487     2.679     2.729     2.915
Burbank                  2.467     2.653     2.598     2.813
Culver City              2.530     2.725     2.644     2.819
Glendale                 2.502     2.675     2.667     2.870
Glendora                 2.353     2.517     2.569     2.772
Inglewood                2.421     2.588     2.604     2.754
Lancaster                2.578     2.661     2.786     2.812
Long Beach               2.421     2.580     2.575     2.739
Los Angeles              2.484     2.674     2.623     2.841
Manhattan Beach          2.519     2.696     2.743     2.931
Montebello               2.428     2.602     2.535     2.692
Santa Clarita            2.448     2.617     2.678     2.843
Santa Monica             2.510     2.732     2.639     2.829
Van Nuys                 2.444     2.627     2.558     2.774
Whittier                 2.385     2.547     2.566     2.630
Woodland Hills           2.485     2.650     2.681     2.812

Orange County
Anaheim                  2.338     2.516     2.447     2.684
Fullerton                2.361     2.534     2.560     2.675
Huntington Beach         2.342     2.498     2.494     2.679
La Habra                 2.320     2.493     2.472     2.585
Laguna Beach             2.579     2.712     2.839     2.999
Newport Beach            2.476     2.676     2.707     2.901
San Clemente             2.514     2.625     2.666     2.792
Tustin                   2.448     2.624     2.670     2.842

Riverside County
Blythe                   2.671     2.905     2.811     3.039
Hemet                    2.439     2.482     2.533     2.639
Palm Springs             2.548     2.656     2.749     2.882
Riverside                2.387     2.546     2.617     2.719

San Bernardino County
Redlands                 2.510     2.578     2.699     2.759
San Bernardino           2.461     2.624     2.584     2.662
Victorville              2.525     2.576     2.560     2.634

San Diego County
Chula Vista              2.531     2.537     2.755     2.817
Del Mar                  2.539     2.685     2.716     2.869
Escondido                2.484     2.517     2.615     2.678
Oceanside                2.509     2.537     2.743     2.697
San Diego                2.496     2.547     2.663     2.763

San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo          2.619     2.787     2.804     2.952

Santa Barbara County
Lompoc                   2.609     2.872     3.049     3.129
Santa Barbara            2.790     2.959     3.099     3.196
Santa Maria              2.659     2.765     2.849     2.802

Tulare County
Porterville              2.515     2.651     2.519     2.599
Visalia                  2.519     2.641     2.730     2.855

Ventura County
Ventura                  2.555     2.644     2.687     2.795


So. Calif. Avg.          2.498     2.634     2.673     2.794

The Auto Club's Fuel Gauge Report is based on data gathered from monitoring fuel transactions at 3,900 Southern California gas stations. Oil Price Information Service -- the nation's most comprehensive source of petroleum pricing information -- provides the data. Editors, for regional average daily fuel prices nationwide, please go to www.fuelgaugereport.com.

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